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Includes 'a series of new public art commissions and over 45 major exhibitions at galleries, museums and artist-run spaces'. Usually held each year in August.

* Edinburgh Art Festival

'Abbot Hall, which opened in 1962, is a nationally significant art gallery with outstanding collections. It has one of the strongest exhibition programmes outside London.' The Hall has offered gallery talks, evening lectures, including those organized by the Friends of the Lakeland Arts Trust.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Also indexedLakeland Arts Trust

ALERT At Review: 'Aberdeen Art Gallery is closed for a major £30-million redevelopment ... Aberdeen Art Gallery may be closed but we have lots going on at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, The Tolbooth Museum, Aberdeen Treasure Hub and other venues throughout the city'.

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
Also indexedAberdeen Maritime Museum | The Tolbooth Museum

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport and just 3 minutes’ walk from Southport train station. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.‘

Atkinson Art Gallery

‘Our mission is to create greater understanding of the world through outstanding, experimental and inspiring contemporary art which has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities. Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

A wide range of Public Lectures are offered, which can include: Weekly lunchtime Lectures ('Admission is free, but these events are extremely popular and places are limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.'); Lecture-Recitals; The Birmingham Lecture Series (Evenings: 'Admission by ticket only, available from Reception.')

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, The
Named Lectures & TalksMichael Cadbury Memorial Lecture | National Trust Birmingham Lectures
Also indexedUniversity of Birmingham

'We have an extensive range of talks and tours at the Burrell, including our ongoing programmes of Curator's Favourites and Themed Tours.' ALERT 'From 23 October 2016 the museum will temporarily close until 2020 as the refurbishment of the category A-listed building and redisplay of its world-famous collection takes place.'

Burrell Collection, The
Also indexedGlasgow Museums
Calvert 22

Occasional lectures and talks.

Cartoon Museum, The

'The events programme hosts a diverse range of artists, curators and writers and comprises exhibition related talks and film screenings; Interim, a programme of major one off live events and performances taking place in the main gallery between exhibitions; and 21st Century, a monthly programme of live events, film screenings, talks and research projects taking place concurrent to the gallery programme in our adjunct studio space.'

Chisenhale Gallery

'The Courtauld Gallery offers a wide range of gallery talks and events to take part in; from monthly Curators Talks, to Sunday Talks to weekday Lunchtime Gallery Talks.'

Courtauld Gallery, The

'People and communities around the world have incredible stories to tell. Sometimes beautiful. Sometimes difficult. Often both. Since 1991, D6: Culture in Transit has worked with artists from around the world to capture and reveal the stories that unite us. Stories about our places and our communities. Stories that shape our identities.'

D6: Culture in Transit

Occasional lectures and talks and related events.

Drawing Room

Extensive series of Lectures, including: Director's Lectures; InSight Lecture Series: Watercolour, Oils, Acrylic; Contextual Lecture Series; Masterpiece a Month Lectures; InTown Lecture Series ...

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Occasional talks organized alongside gallery exhibitions plus wide range of other happenings.

Fabrica

'Talks, debates and symposia at Firstsite offer a great opportunity to engage with contemporary art in new ways. Whether you're interested in taking part in critical debates or attending historical lectures, our programme has something for everyone. Numbers are limited, so please book in advance ...'

Firstsite

Occasional lunchtime talks (and related events): 'Free, no booking required but space may be limited. Admission is by token, available from the Courtyard Entrance from 12.45 on the day of the talk.'

Fitzwilliam Museum, The
Also indexedUniversity of Cambridge

Range of events including occasional lectures and talks.

Foundling Museum, The

'Our monthly lunchtime talks are a great way to find out more about exhibitions. Talks are free, informal and last around 30 minutes with time for discussion afterwards. There is no need to book.'

Gallery Oldham

'Gasworks hosts up to twelve residencies a year, encouraging the exchange of ideas between international and local practitioners ... The residencies programme is also accompanied by activities such as talks and seminars, aiming to introduce the general public to international artists and their practice.'

Gasworks

'The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery collections offer a range of visual arts, from the original bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian (1835-1910) to 20th Century Welsh and contemporary art. Gallery Collection.'

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Also indexedCity and County of Swansea
Harbour House
Hayward Gallery & Visual Arts

Occasional talks and related events.

Hepworth Wakefield, The

Occasional talks and related events.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
House for an Art Lover
Also indexedCharles Rennie Mackintosh

Occasional lunchtime and evening talks, usually: 'No booking required / first come, first served.'

John Hansard Gallery

'Thursday lunchtime talks are free, begin at 1.10 pm and usually last 30 mins.'

Kettle's Yard
Also indexedUniversity of Cambridge
Lady Lever Art Gallery
Also indexedNational Museums Liverpool

Occasional talks, usually free of charge and no need to book.

Laing Art Gallery
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
Also indexedWarwick District Council

''Manchester Art Gallery and The Gallery of Costume are home to the city’s world-class art collection. We hold over 25,000 objects of fine art, decorative art and costume, developed over 200 years and still growing ... We hold regular talks, tours and workshops, designed to enhance your enjoyment of our exhibitions and support your learning journey.' Includes Art Bites and Art History Basics.

Manchester Art Gallery
Also indexedManchester City Council

Events include series Artist Talking - in conjunction with the artists' exhibitions: Usually 'admission free'.

Mostyn
New Art Gallery Walsall, The

Programme of 'Talks & Lectures': 'At over 3,000 square metres, Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK. It has four galleries - lit by 132 skylights – a performance and film Space, a Learning room, The Study, The Shop and Café.Bar. Contemporary. The building appears larger on the inside than outside, since much of its north end is sunk into the sandstone cliff that runs the length of the city centre. At the same time it is a remarkably open building: large windows offer direct views from the street into the galleries, shop, café and offices.'

Nottingham Contemporary

'The Gallery promotes the Transvangarde, the very best in contemporary art from around the planet, as well as maintaining a cultural hub in central London for poets, writers, intellectuals and artists, and hosts talks, performances and seminars.'

October Gallery, The
Oriel Davies Gallery

'There is a rich programme of events, talks, visits, workshops and other activities throughout the year.'

Pallant House Gallery

Friends of Penlee House Lecture Programme. Pre-booking essential.

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Wide range of events, during the day and evenings: Evening Talks; Debate Series; Free Lunchtime Lectures; Tours and Gallery Talks; and so on. Various arrangements for booking: for instance, for the Free Lunchtime Lectures: Reserve a seat ... online or by calling ... Unclaimed seats will be released at 12.50 pm on the day.

Royal Academy of Arts

Range of talks, lectures and related events.

Royal Cambrian Academy, The

'The RGI offers an enlightening and delightfully varied programme of lectures and artists' demonstrations - a chance to be inspired and to meet today's shapers of culture from Glasgow and beyond. Speakers vary from artists to curators, architectural historians, cartoonists, designers and other practitioners in the arts' world.'

Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, The
Also indexedRGI Kelly Gallery

'To complement the ongoing programme of exhibitions, the Royal Scottish Academy and Friends of the RSA Organisation host a number of exciting events which are open to the public. From gallery talks and evening lectures by artists and art specialists to evenings of poetry and music in the galleries - there is something for everyone! Please note that some events are only available to RSA Friends Members.'

Royal Scottish Academy of Art

Range of talks, lectures and related events.

Royal West of England Academy

Lunchtime talks, and other events, especially in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures ... 'The main Sainsbury Centre building opened on 12 April 1978. Its design was radical and forward-thinking, combining open-plan galleries, offices for staff and faculty, teaching spaces, a restaurant and café all under one roof.'

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Also indexedUniversity of East Anglia

‘Houses the borough’s permanent collection of fine art, which has grown through gifts, bequests and purchases since its beginnings in 1947, reflecting the vibrant mix of the community and its cultural heritage ... The Friends hold monthly meetings which include lectures from experts, on a variety of topics. They offer an opportunity to talk to the speaker and socialise with members.’

Scarborough Art Gallery

'Every Saturday the Serpentine Gallery hosts talks and seminars free to the public ... All talks are free and take place at 3 pm.'

Serpentine Gallery

Occasional talks and related events. ALERT 'Smiths Row, which started in 1972, said it was closing due to an ongoing funding battle in a "difficult climate". The organisation had hoped to move to the station master's house at Bury Train Station and closed its gallery at the Market Cross, on Cornhill, in November 2015. It has been based at the Guildhall since April 2016, operating without a dedicated gallery space'. [Bury Free Press 9 June 2018]

Smiths Row

Occasional lunchtime and evening talks.

South London Gallery

Artist Talks and related events.

Spike Island

Occasional talks and related events.

Stanley Spencer Gallery

Range of talks and lectures, often in association with other bodies.

Storey, The
Sudley House
Also indexedNational Museums Liverpool

Occasional talks and related events. Note also the benefits of Membership, which include 'Private views with curator and artist talks'.

Towner Art Gallery

Have offered a range of talks.

Turner Contemporary
Victoria Gallery & Museum
Also indexedUniversity of Liverpool

Occasional lunchtime talks and related events.

Walker Art Gallery
Also indexedNational Museums Liverpool

'Watts Gallery is unique in being the only purpose-built art gallery to show a single professional artist’s collection. It is an early example of an Arts & Crafts building and one of the first to be built in solid concrete. It is listed Grade II* ... In his own lifetime George Frederic Watts (1817-1904), was widely considered to be the greatest painter of the Victorian age, enjoying an unparalleled reputation. His ceaseless experimentation embodied the most pressing themes and ideas of the time. A complex figure, Watts was the finest and most penetrating portraitist of his age, a sculptor, landscape painter and symbolist which earned him the title "England’s Michelangelo" ...'

Watts Gallery

Evening talks and other events. Usually small charge.

Whitechapel Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery, The
Also indexedUniversity of Manchester

'Activities are supported by the Friends of the Williamson Art Gallery & Wirral Museums, including the private views to exhibitions, purchases for the collections, costs of conservation.'

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Curators' Lunchtime Talks: 'All these talks are free and run from 12.30 pm - 1 pm. No booking required.'

York Art Gallery

'Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a pioneering place that aims to challenge, inspire, inform and delight, welcoming over 250,000 visitors, including 40,000 learning visits each year ...'

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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